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  1. Balloons on a String: A Critique of Multiverse Cosmology.Bruce Gordon - 2011 - In William A. Dembski and Bruce L. Gordon (ed.), The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science. Wilmington, DE, USA: pp. 558-601.
    Our examination of universal origins and fine-tuning will begin with a discussion of infl ationary scenarios grafted onto Big Bang cosmology and the proof that all infl ationary spacetimes are past-incomplete. After diverting into a lengthy critical examination of the “different physics” offered by quantum cosmologists at the past-boundary of the universe, we will proceed to dissect the inadequacies of infl ationary explanations and string-theoretic constructs in the context of three cosmological models that have received much attention: the Steinhardt-Turok cyclic (...)
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  2. Early Life on Earth.Bhakti Madhava Puri - 2013 - The Harmonizer.
    Origin of life studies have presented one of the most serious challenges to the mechanistic conception that life can be explained scientifically as a mere product of chemistry and physics. Hypotheses about the origin of life can be divided into two categories: (1) biogenesis – life comes from life, and (2) abiogenesis – life comes from non-living matter. The theory of the spontaneous generation of life from inanimate matter had been held even by the ancient Greeks and by numerous scientists (...)
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  3. L'inizio e la fine dell'universo: orientamenti scientifici, filosofici, e teologici.Louis Caruana (ed.) - 2016 - Rome: G&B Press.
    This collection of original papers, entitled "The beginning and end of the universe: scientific, philosophical, and theological perspectives", derives from an interdisciplinary conference, that had been organized jointly by the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Vatican Observatory. The conference consisted of two sessions of one day each, held at the Pontifical Gregorian University during the academic year 2014-2105. The first day focused on scientific, philosophical and theological questions concerning the beginning of the universe and the second day on questions concerning (...)
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  4. Robert Grosseteste: la lumière et les fondements du monde.Christian Brouwer - 2020 - Almagest 11 (1):108-119.
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  5. A Natureza no Tribunal das Leis: hipóteses sobre as influências das leis escritas na cosmologia de Anaximandro.Luan Reboredo - 2019 - In Maria de Fátima Silva, Maria da Graça de Moraes Augusto & Maria do Céu Fialho (eds.), Casas, património, civilização: nomos versus physis no pensamento grego. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. pp. 53-67.
    In this paper, we intend to explore the possible influences of legislative prose in the Anaximander’s cosmological prose construction, who would have been, according to Themistius, “the first Greek who dared to expose a written discourse about nature” (ἐθάρρησε πρῶτος ὧν ἴσμεν Ἑλλήνων λόγον ἐξενεγκεῖν περὶ φύσεως συγγεγραμμένον, Or. 26 p. 383 = DK12A7). Our aim is to clarify which notions of nature and justice are assumed in its emergent cosmology, considering that, at least from the lexical point of view, (...)
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  6. Vernacular Cosmologies: Models of the Universe in Old English Literature.Sarah Jeanne S. Parker - 2021 - Early Science and Medicine 26 (1):55-76.
    This article describes a tradition of early medieval cosmological thought in the prose and poetry of the Old English corpus. This Old English cosmology uses a small set of cosmological building blocks and a relatively limited vocabulary to describe and explore a variety of structural models of the Universe. In these texts – which include but are not limited to the Old English Prose Boethius, Ælfric’s De temporibus Anni, the Old English Phoenix, and The Order of the World – each (...)
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  7. The Philosophy of Cosmology.Khalil Chamcham, John Barrow, Simon Saunders & Joe Silk (eds.) - 2017 - Cambridge University Press.
    Following a long-term international collaboration between leaders in cosmology and the philosophy of science, this volume addresses foundational questions at the limit of science across these disciplines, questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology. Space missions have mapped the Universe up to its early instants, opening up questions on what came before the Big Bang, the nature of space and time, and the quantum origin of the Universe. As the foundational volume of an emerging academic discipline, experts (...)
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  8. Meta-Philosophy; Why and How to Do Philosophy.Ulrich De Balbian - 2020 - London: Academic.
    ABSTRACT It can be summarized as the Why of Doing philosophy and the How of Doing Philosophy. For this purpose I deal with the notion of Consciousness. Not, to develop or advocate yet another idea about this notion, nor to present another speculation about how everything is conscious or that all thinI deal with a number of meta-philosophical issues and ideas. gs are physical, or any of the possible positions in between these two poles. I merely mention this issue so (...)
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  9. Philosophy and Cosmology.Claus Beisbart - 2016 - In Paul Humphreys (ed.), Oxford Handbook in the Philosophy of Science. Oxford, Vereinigtes Königreich: pp. 817-835.
    Cosmological questions (e.g., how far the world extends and how it all began) have occupied humans for ages and given rise to numerous conjectures, both within and outside philosophy. To put to rest fruitless speculation, Kant argued that these questions move beyond the limits of human knowledge. This article begins with Kant’s doubts about cosmology and shows that his arguments presuppose unreasonably high standards on knowledge and unwarranted assumptions about space-time. As an analysis of the foundations of twentieth-century cosmology reveals, (...)
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  10. Higgs Boson and the Cosmos: A Philosophical Reappraisal of the Authoritative Catholic and Greek-Orthodox Perspectives.Dimitris Kilakos - 2019 - Almagest 2 (10):98-119.
    The theoretical prediction of Higgs boson was arguably one of the most important contributions in particle physics in the 20th century, with significant implications for modern cosmology. Its reported discovery in 2012 was celebrated as one of the most significant scientific achievements of all times. The fierce public discourse that followed was at large ignited by the media-hyped nickname “God particle” attributed to Higgs boson. The debate regarding the science-religion relation reinvigorated once again and plenty theologically informed views were expressed. (...)
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  11. New Insights on Time and Quantum Gravity.Ozer Oztekin - 2020 - Advances in Physics Theories and Applications 83 (DOI: 10.7176/APTA/83-08).
    According to Einstein, a universal time does not exist. But what if time is different than what we think of it? Cosmic Microvawe Background Radiation was accepted as a reference for a universal clock and a new time concept has been constructed. According to this new concept, time was tackled as two-dimensional having both a wavelength and a frequency. What our clocks measure is actually a derivation of the frequency of time. A relativistic time dilation actually corresponds to an increase (...)
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  12. Beyond Einstein: Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation, and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century.David E. Rowe, Tilman Sauer & Scott A. Walter (eds.) - 2018 - New York, USA: Springer New York.
    Beyond Einstein: Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation, and Cosmology explores the rich interplay between mathematical and physical ideas by studying the interactions of major actors and the roles of important research communities over the course of the last century.
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  13. De la Big Bang la singularități și găuri negre.Nicolae Sfetcu - 2018 - Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania: MultiMedia Publishing.
    Singularitățile la care se ajunge în relativitatea generală prin rezolvarea ecuațiilor lui Einstein au fost și încă mai sunt subiectul a numeroase dezbateri științifice: Există sau nu, singularități? Big Bang a fost o singularitate inițială? Dacă singularitățile există, care este ontologia acestora? Este teoria generală a relativității o teorie care și-a arătat limitele în acest caz? Cartea include o prezentare a aspectelor specifice din teoria clasică newtoniană, teoria specială a relativității și mecanica cuantică, apoi o detaliere a singularităților care rezultă (...)
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  14. Gravitational Singularities.Nicolae Sfetcu - manuscript
    Gravitational singularities in general relativity are spacetime locations where the gravitational field becomes infinite. Scalar invariant curves of spacetime include a measure of matter density. Some physicists and philosophers believe that because the density of matter tends to become infinite in singularity, spacetime laws are no longer valid there. A gravitational singularity almost universally accepted in astrophysics and cosmology as the earliest state of the universe, is the Big Bang. In this case also, the known laws of physics are no (...)
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  15. Return of Power: Theory of a Cosmic Bridge to the Dialectical Overhuman.Hermes Varini - 2018 - In 6th Philosophy and Culture of the Information Society International Conference, Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), November 16-17, 2018. Saint-Petersburg, Russia: Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI). pp. 23.
    Propounded in relation to a peculiar mode in the view of an oscillating or cyclic universe, the concept of Return of Power, or of ontic recurrence as further increase in ontic Power signifies the determination of the existing entity according to its own selective recurrence as dialectically exceeding a previous status. Based thus upon the assumption that the actual ontological existence of the entity lies in its own potentiated recurrence (for it is maintained that only what is able to return (...)
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  16. The Integral Construct of Science.Joseph Krecz - manuscript
    A number of general theories of physics provide a model for the fundamental rules that govern our universe, becoming a structural framework to which the new discoveries must conform. The theory of relativity is such a general theory. The theory of relativity is a complex theoretical framework that facilitates the understanding of the universal laws of physics. It is based on the curved space-time continuum fabric abstract concept, and it is well suited for interpreting cosmic events. More so, a general (...)
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  17. Time in Cosmology.C. D. McCoy & Craig Callender - 2021 - In Eleanor Knox & Alistair Wilson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics. London, UK: Routledge. pp. 707–718.
    Readers familiar with the workhorse of cosmology, the hot big bang model, may think that cosmology raises little of interest about time. As cosmological models are just relativistic spacetimes, time is understood just as it is in relativity theory, and all cosmology adds is a few bells and whistles such as inflation and the big bang and no more. The aim of this chapter is to show that this opinion is not completely right...and may well be dead wrong. In our (...)
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  18. Cosmology: Elements of a Critique of the Sciences and of Cosmology.Philosophical Physics.James Collins, James F. Coffey & Vincent Edward Smith - 1951 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 12 (2):294.
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  19. E. O. James, "Creation and Cosmology". [REVIEW]A. R. Louch - 1971 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 9 (1):126.
  20. From Ontocosmology to Ontologic.J. Söder - 2004 - Filozofia 59 (2):148-154.
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  21. The Man-Fauna Relationship in Mesoamerica Before and After the Europeans.Raúl Valadez Azúa - 1992 - Diogenes 40 (159):51-66.
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  22. The Structure and Interpretation of Cosmology: Part I—General Relativistic Cosmology.Gordon McCabe - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (4):549-595.
  23. Cosmology.W. M. Smart - 1951 - Philosophical Quarterly 1 (5):479-480.
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  24. Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology.T. L. S. Sprigge - 2003 - Mind 112 (448):749-754.
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  25. Uniformitarianism in Cosmology: Background and Philosophical Implications of the Steady-State Theory.Yuri Balashov - 1994 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (6):933-958.
    Philosophical considerations have been essentially involved in the origin and development of the steady-state cosmological theory. These considerations include an explicit uniformitarian methodology and implicit metaphysical views concerning the status of natural laws in a changing universe. I shall examine the foundations of SST by reconstructing its early history. Whereas the strong uniformitarian methodology of SST found no support in the subsequent development of cosmology, the idea of a possible influence the global structure of the universe may have on the (...)
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  26. On Under-Determination in Cosmology.Jeremy Butterfield - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 46 (1):57-69.
    I discuss how modern cosmology illustrates under-determination of theoretical hypotheses by data, in ways that are different from most philosophical discussions. I emphasise cosmology's concern with what data could in principle be collected by a single observer ; and I give a broadly sceptical discussion of cosmology's appeal to the cosmological principle as a way of breaking the under-determination.I confine most of the discussion to the history of the observable universe from about one second after the Big Bang, as described (...)
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  27. Testability and Epistemic Shifts in Modern Cosmology.Helge Kragh - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 46 (1):48-56.
    During the last decade new developments in theoretical and speculative cosmology have reopened the old discussion of cosmology's scientific status and the more general question of the demarcation between science and non-science. The multiverse hypothesis, in particular, is central to this discussion and controversial because it seems to disagree with methodological and epistemic standards traditionally accepted in the physical sciences. But what are these standards and how sacrosanct are they? Does anthropic multiverse cosmology rest on evaluation criteria that conflict with (...)
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  28. Philosophical Aspects of Modern Cosmology.Henrik Zinkernagel - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 46 (1):1-4.
    This paper is a short introduction to a special issue on philosophy of cosmology, published in the May 2014 issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. I briefly introduce the philosophy of cosmology, and then provide a short outline of the contents of the papers in the special issue. The contributors are George Ellis, Dominico Giulini, Marc Lachièze-Rey, Helge Kragh, Jeremy Butterfield, Jean-Christophe Hamilton, Martín López-Corredoira, Brigitte Falkenburg, Robert Brandenberger and Chris Smeenk. I conclude with a few (...)
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  29. On Galileo’s Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina.Mavaddat Javid - 2007 - Academia.Edu.
    Far from egalitarian, Galileo’s epistemology asserts an uncompromising hierarchy between science and Scripture — an idea he suggests originates with early Christian author Tertullian of Carthage. For Galileo, when the scientific data causes us to disagree with the apparent meaning of scripture, it is not the data that we discard nor is it the scientist whose word is subject to doubt. Rather, whenever a disagreement arises, we always reinterpret the Bible and Holy Fathers such that we can make them agree (...)
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  30. A Paradox in Newtonian Cosmology.John D. Norton - unknown
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  31. A Paradox in Newtonian Cosmology II.John D. Norton - 2002 - In .
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  32. Cosmology: Science or Speculation?V. Weidemann - 1983 - der 16. Weltkongress Für Philosophie 2:1378-1385.
    The philosophical implications of recent results in observational cosmology, especially concerning the evolutionary nature of our Universe and its high degree of isotropy, and of the possible existence of black holes, are discussed in the context of established or more recently proposed cosmological principles. We emphasize the borderline problem between science and speculation. We expect that scientifically 'admitted' questions will be more restricted in the future, whereas some philosophical concepts applied to the Universe might loose their exclusivity.
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  33. IX. Metaphorized Cosmology.Hans Blumenberg - 2010 - In Paradigms for a Metaphorology. Cornell University Press. pp. 99-114.
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  34. Recent Advances in Cosmology.A. Travena & B. Soen (eds.) - 2013 - Nova Publishers.
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  35. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology.Richard Swinburne - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (2):337.
  36. Studies in Hegelian Cosmology.Mary Whiton Calkins, John McTaggart & Ellis McTaggart - 1903 - Philosophical Review 12 (2):187.
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  37. The Myths of Narasiṁha and Vāmana: Two Avatars in Cosmological PerspectiveThe Myths of Narasimha and Vamana: Two Avatars in Cosmological Perspective.Leona Anderson & Deborah A. Soiffer - 1993 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 113 (2):325.
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  38. Modern Cosmology and the Limits of Science.George F. R. Ellis - 1995 - Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 50 (1):1-25.
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  39. Hélène Mialet, Hawking Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. Ix+266. ISBN 978-0-226-52228-9. £18.50. [REVIEW]Michael Barany - 2013 - British Journal for the History of Science 46 (3):544-546.
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  40. Cosmology and Controversy: The Historical Development of Two Theories of the Universe. Helge Kragh.Virginia Trimble - 1997 - Isis 88 (4):724-725.
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  41. Encyclopedia of Cosmology: Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology. Norriss S. Hetherington.James Lattis - 1994 - Isis 85 (2):299-300.
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  42. Theory of Matter and Cosmology in William Gilbert's De Magnete.Gad Freudenthal - 1983 - Isis 74 (1):22-37.
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  43. Ibn Lhringarabi: Time and Cosmology * by Mohamed Haj Yousef.S. Kamada - 2010 - Journal of Islamic Studies 21 (3):418-420.
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  44. What Have We Learned From Observational Cosmology?J. -Ch Hamilton - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 46 (1):70-85.
    23 pages, no figure. Proceedings of "Philosophical Aspects of Modern Cosmology" held in Granada, Spain, 22-23 Sept. 2011. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics ; doi:10.1016/j.shpsb.2013.02.002.
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  45. Was Newtonian Cosmology Really Inconsistent?Peter Vickers - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 40 (3):197-208.
    This paper follows up a debate as to the consistency of Newtonian cosmology. Whereas Malament has shown that Newtonian cosmology *is* not inconsistent, to date there has been no analysis of Norton’s claim that Newtonian cosmology *was* inconsistent prior to certain advances in the 1930s, and in particular prior to Seeliger’s seminal paper of 1895. In this paper I agree that there are assumptions, Newtonian and cosmological in character, and relevant to the real history of science, which are inconsistent. But (...)
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  46. Hartle-Hawking Cosmology and Unconditional Probabilities.R. J. Deltete & R. A. Guy - 1997 - Analysis 57 (4):304-315.
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  47. II: Modern Cosmology and the Concept of God.W. H. McCrea - 1953 - Philosophy 28 (105):160-163.
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  48. The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke.Dean A. Kowalski (ed.) - 2012 - Wiley.
    A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga! This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about (...)
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  49. Modern Cosmology and the Problem of the Beginning of the Universe.Andrey A. Grib - 2013 - Rocznik Filozoficzny Ignatianum 19 (2).
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  50. Medieval Cosmology: Theories of Infinity, Place, Time, Void, and the Plurality of Worlds.Roger Ariew (ed.) - 1987 - University of Chicago Press.
    These selections from _Le système du monde_, the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem, focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Duns Scotus, and William of Occam, Duhem demonstrated the sophistication of medieval science and cosmology.
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